GISCafe Voice - GISCafe Industry Predictions for 2019 Part II
GISCafe Industry Predictions for 2019 Part II
January 10th, 2019 by Susan Smith
Welcome to Part II of our GISCafe Industry Predictions for 2019.
As we had so many responses to our request for predictions, this series will take several parts. This installment includes writings from Pitney Bowes, VESTRA, Presagis, and Microdrones.
From: Joe Francica, Managing Director of Location Intelligence, Pitney Bowes.
In 2019, we’re coming full circle back to the era of geospatial data and the importance of location analytics. As a reminder, during the genesis of geographic information systems, much time and expense was spent on capturing, processing and validating basic Earth-related data: soils, vegetation, infrastructure, geology, etc. From field-based surveying to remotely-sensed data; from airborne and space-born platforms, there was a critical need to map the planet. As such, both government and private industry expended resources to map surface and subsurface assets for applications in exploration, urban planning, transportation, telecommunications and many others.
Fast forward to today, people, mobile and fixed assets have sensors to track location and augment that location with other ambient data such as weather, biometric or other dynamic bits of information. As a result, geoscientists are inundated with highly precise location-based...